by Joel Osteen
" …Run in such a way as to get the prize" (1 Corinthians 9:24, NIV).
Oftentimes, when we have a dream in our heart, we start off strong. We head
down the path toward our goal, and we’re so excited! But along the way, we hit
some roadblocks and encounter some adversity. Many times, people will just give
up and take the easy way out. But we have to remember, it’s not how we start
that counts; it’s how we finish. Anybody can be fired up at the beginning, but
I’m encouraging you to stick with it until the end! Have the determination to go
all the way through. Don’t stop at the halfway mark just because times are
tough. Don’t quit because you don’t see anything happening. The scripture tells
us not to walk by sight, but to walk by faith.
Today, if there’s a dream in your heart, something you’re believing for—a relationship to turn around, a business opportunity or to overcome an addiction—keep pursuing it! Run your race to win the prize! Don’t settle until you see the fullness of what God has placed in your heart. As you stand strong in your faith, I believe God will pour out His favor and blessing upon you, and you will see the victory He has in store for you!
Heavenly Father, today I choose to stand strong in You. I set my focus on Your promises and choose to run my race with conviction. I let go of the past by faith today and press forward into the destiny You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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